Inclusion in the Primary Classroom


Inclusion in the Primary Classroom
May 2008


Inclusion in the Primary Classroom is full of practical resources to promote inclusion and disability awareness in the classroom. Bestselling author Margaret Collins provides this resource to help the busy teacher engage all children in inclusive education for older and younger children.

Summary of contents

Both disabled and non-disabled children need help in recognising and understanding aspects of disability and inclusion. Bestselling author Margaret Collins provides a resource for the busy classroom teacher to engage all children in inclusive education. The book will create positive attitudes and will help change children’s perceived negative feelings.

It demonstrates:

  • that there are different kinds of disabilities
  • what they can do to help
  • how to interact.

The first section focuses on making sure all pupils with disabilities are given a voice. The second section provides eight units of work that examine areas such as race, speech and language, stereotypes and specific special educational needs.

Author Margaret Collins follows her usual pattern of providing facing pages with differentiated activities for younger and older pupils. This allows a pick-and-mix approach. The book includes teacher notes, Circle Time, extension activities and photocopiable resources (also on CD-Rom).

Chapter breakdown

Promoting disability equality in schools
The ‘Enable Me’ project
Researching children’s perceptions of disability
Children who are disabled
What you get in this book
Privileged people – a Circle Time activity

Section 1. People with disabilities
Unit 1. The disabled child’s point of view
Unit 2. Children with disabilities or medical conditions

Section 2. People with other conditions
Unit 3. Groups we belong to
Unit 4. Nationality, religion, socio-economic difference
Unit 5. Speech and language differences
Unit 6. Gender roles and stereotypes
Unit 7. Bullying and low self-esteem
Unit 8. Children with other special educational needs

Appendix – Resources: books, websites and posters


A4, printable from the CD-ROM or for photocopy from the A4 page


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